Robert Vadra, who has been grilled for two consecutive days, has been called again on Saturday again for questioning in money laundering case. “Robert Vadra has been called to Enforcement Directorate office tomorrow again for questioning in money laundering case,” tweeted ANI. The central probe agency had questioned him for over 8 hours on Thursday and for almost six hours on Wednesday in connection with alleged criminal charges of dubious financial dealings.
The son-in-law of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi has been refusing any links with arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari and his relative Sumit Chadha, the ED officials think otherwise. According to the probe agency, a mail reveals the extent of dealings between all three accused in the money laundering case.
Delhi: Robert Vadra has been called to Enforcement Directorate office tomorrow again for questioning in money laundering case. (File pic) pic.twitter.com/O3R57pE7pu— ANI (@ANI) February 8, 2019
News Nation has the very mail on which the ED is basing its probe. The mail is written by Chadha complaining about not receiving any ‘funds’ for the London house renovation.
Vadra has also been warned if he makes a wrong statement, he may have to face legal proceedings, sources said. Vadra told the ED officials that he has not purchased the property and calls himself innocent. "I do not remember much about the email and I do not know much about Sanjay Bhandari", says Vadra. The ED then showed the emails and said he had sent the mails to Bhandari.
Earlier on Thursday, Vadra’s wife and Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi came to the ED office, in Jamnagar House in central Delhi, in a black SUV to pick him up around 9:30 PM. Her vehicle was guarded by SPG personnel when it went inside the ED office.
Priyanka had dropped off her husband for questioning at the ED office on Wednesday noon.
Official sources said Vadra was required to rejoin the probe on Thursday as he needed to answer more questions on allegedly acquiring immovable assets in the UK.
It is understood that he was "confronted with" documents that the agency has obtained or seized as part of its probe in the case, including those linked to absconding defence dealer Sanjay Bhandari. Vadra has also shared documents with the investigating officer of the case and has assured some more will be provided as and when he gets them, official sources said.
Here are some of the questions ED officials asked Robert Vadra on Wednesday:
1. Is London's 12 Brighton Squire property yours?
2. What’s your connection with the London property, why mails were sent to you regarding its renovation?
3. Is it right that the floor plan of this property was sent to you? In 2010, when these mails were coming to you, this property was with the arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari. Then why did the email come to you? Is this property linked to you?
4. A fund was also sought to build a property from you, and in response, you also responded to Sumit Chadda who had sent the mail. You had assured him for the fund, why were you arranging for the fund?
5. Why was the copy of every email sent to you was given to Sanjay Bhandari?
6. How do you know Sanjay Bhandari and Sumit Chadda?
7. Do you know the Indian national CC Thampi, who lives in Dubai, and who bought this property from Sanjay Bhandari?